in 1the hope of eternallife, whichGod, 2whocannotlie, 3promiseda4longagesago,
but 5at the propertimemanifested, even His word, in 6the proclamation7with which I was entrusted8according to the commandment of 9God our Savior,
To 10Titus, 11my truechildbin a 12commonfaith: 13Grace and peace from God the Father and 14ChristJesus our Savior.
For thisreason I left you in 15Crete, that you would set in order what remains and 16appoint17elders in everycity as I directed you,
namely, 18ifanyman is abovereproach, the 19husband of onewife, havingchildrenwhobelieve, not accused of 20dissipationor21rebellion.
For the c22overseermust be abovereproach as 23God'ssteward, not 24self-willed, not quick-tempered, not 25addicted to wine, not pugnacious, 26not fond of sordidgain,
but 27hospitable, 28lovingwhat is good, sensible, just, devout, self-controlled,
929holdingfast the faithfulword which is in accordance with the teaching, so that he will be ableboth to exhort in 30sounddoctrine and to refutethose who contradict.
1031For there are many32rebelliousmen, 33emptytalkers and deceivers, especially34those of the circumcision,
11whomust be silencedbecause they are upsetting35wholefamilies, teaching36things they should not teach 37for the sake of sordidgain.
12One of themselves, a prophet of their own, said, "38Cretans are alwaysliars, evilbeasts, lazygluttons."